Survey and Assessment of Knowledge about Adolescents’ Sexuality
A special issue of Uro (ISSN 2673-4397).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2022) | Viewed by 5692
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The sexual health of adolescents is an especially important issue for national health policies. Adolescents are at elevated risk for adverse sexual and reproductive health outcomes relative to their habits, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), sexual behavior, and teenage pregnancy. Despite this, sexuality teaching does not have a widespread diffusion in all schools. Furthermore, the effectiveness of these interventions remains unclear, especially regarding long-term outcomes. Health surveys, introduced in Europe since the 1950s, guarantee important data about the population’s health for health research, welfare, and monitoring. However, adolescents are underrepresented in sexual health research, determining a lack of information about the consciousness of young people about these issues. In this Special Issue, we want to assess the knowledge about the sexuality of adolescents under the age of 18. Moreover, we aim to explore the influence of sex education on sexual knowledge and behavior in early adulthood. We believe that now more than ever, it is necessary for each urologist, each family, and each teacher to focus on this topic. We hope that this Special Issue will provide awareness as well as knowledge about sexual health and behavior during adolescence.
Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:
- Men’s health;
- Sexual disfunction;
- Sexual behavior;
- Sexually transmitted infections;
- Sexual and reproductive anatomy.
Dr. Francesco Chiancone
Dr. Paolo Fedelini
Dr. Maurizio Carrino
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- sexual health
- sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
- teenage pregnancy
- sexual behavior
- sexual and reproductive anatomy
- sexual disfunction